15 Tips to Safeguard Your Home During Open Houses

Selling a home is an exciting time. However, the thought of having strangers walk through your home when you aren’t there can be alarming. If your open house attracts several visitors at a time, it may be difficult for your Real Estate Agent to keep an eye on everyone the entire time they are in the house. Below are tips to make sure you and your home stay safe during your open house.

Take these 15 precautions to safe guard your property before your open house…

  • Never picture anything of value in listing photos.
  • Hide bills and other documents that might have your contact information, Social Security numbers, or bank account numbers on them.
  • Remove checkbook and bank deposit slips.
  • Lock up or remove jewelry and antiques
  • Hide extra house keys, car keys, and garage door openers
  • Don’t hide anything in your top dresser drawer, a place thieves are likely to look.
  • Hide smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
  • Shut off desktop computers and lock them with a special passcode.
  • Hide TV, computer, and wifi passwords.
  • Lock up prescription medication.
  • Take videos or photos to record what was in each room before the open house occurred.
  • Make sure the Realtor has everyone sign in before touring the home.
  • After each open house, ask your Realtor to make sure all windows and doors are locked.
  • Hide photos that show your family’s faces.
  • If you’ll be away after the open house, ask a neighbor to check that all the doors are locked.


Having an open house can be a major step for you as a homeowner to successfully sell your house. It’s important to carefully consider all the issues that can crop up, in order to safeguard your property while it is being shown. Contact me today and let me help you sell your house without the worries!!!

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